Police in Atlanta: police officer murder of Rayshard Brooks accused

After the death of the African-American Rayshard Brooks after a police operation in the American metropolis of Atlanta, the Prosecutor's office has indicted on

Police in Atlanta: police officer murder of Rayshard Brooks accused

After the death of the African-American Rayshard Brooks after a police operation in the American metropolis of Atlanta, the Prosecutor's office has indicted one of the two officials, among others, for the murder. The police have used excessive force, said attorney Paul Howard on Wednesday in Atlanta. Howard also said the Killed was shown in more than 40 minutes of the conversation with the police officers, never as a threat. In the case of a conviction, a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole or even the death penalty, the officials accordingly.

"Mr Brooks has never shown any aggressive behavior". After the death of the husband of the now defendant police officer had kicked the lying on the ground in addition. The second involved a policeman was accused of, among other things, due to severe body injury, because he was put on the shoulders of the Dying.

The death of the 27-Year-old after the use of the land had fueled nationwide protests against police violence and racism in America after the fall of George Floyd in Minneapolis further. Brooks was asleep at the wheel of his car, as he waited in line at a fast food restaurant. The add caused, the police found that he had too much to drink and wanted to take him in. It came to a scuffle, Brooks grabbed an electric shock device of a civil servant, and fled. One of the two police officers fired shots, which hit him in the back and fatally injured. The official was summarily dismissed, the suspended other officials on a provisional basis.

Updated Date: 17 June 2020, 18:19

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